Despite millions of businesses making drastic changes to their normal operations, a new JLL report indicates that the permanent solution will not be remote working.
Instead, companies will likely turn to a more hybrid approach that offers both in-office and remote working arrangements. The report indicates if businesses take the perks of each of these work models, the future of the workplace could thrive more than ever.
According to the report, there are four strategies that organizations should use when deciding the best work arrangement for their employees: one size does not fill all; adopting a hybrid model; building a flexible work environment with one community; and responsible enterprise.
The no one-size-fits-all approach allows companies to have a better understanding of how their employees work. While some may do their best work in the comfort of their homes, others may thrive in a more collaborative office environment.
The hybrid model can serve a company in multiple ways by providing workers with more workplace options. However, this does not necessarily mean a company’s real estate footprint will decline. In fact, businesses will more likely redistribute their footprint through the use of home offices, satellite offices, coworking spaces and others.
Creating an elastic workplace, but one community will require organizations to reconfigure the workplace experience in order to make it more fluid. This means managers will need to take on a new role of coaching their employees through this transition, while creating meaningful connections between workers.